I solved that problem years ago with "flat black" Testor's model paint on the fan cowling and blades on mine.Sleek! This is basically a black D-14 with a better look.
That's true that the H100i GTX cools slightly better, but at the sacrifice of noise. The Corsair fans are extremely loud and many people need to replace them with SP fans which run $25 for 2. So the cost is about $40-60 more than these air coolers.However, I will state that when you cross over the $100 price tag, you are really getting into better-performing high end "all in the box" closed loop water cooling territory from the likes of Corsair's H100i GTX for just a few more bones.Sleek! This is basically a black D-14 with a better look.